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Honey

2008 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Poetry (Adult Nonfiction)

Poet Richard Carr weaves together lovely and unlikely connections in his Gival Press Poetry Award winner, Honey (978-1-928589-45-7). Wrinkled plants, a goldfish and the poet drink water while outside, “The clouds rain gasoline.” A Bearded Lady stirs coffee in a restaurant, birds listen to our voices on a telephone wire, and “somewhere a dying child / wears a wig of [his] donated hair.” Lyrical, laced with longing, these 100 short poems create a world where “The best stars slide across the sky in retrograde.”

Reviewed by Teresa Scollon

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